What is a Hysterectomy?

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HysterectomyA hysterectomy is a surgery to remove the uterus. It is a very common type of surgery. When you have a hysterectomy you can no longer get pregnant.

There are two common types of hysterectomy.

• Total hysterectomy– Where the entire uterus, including the cervix, is removed.
 Partial hysterectomy– Where the upper part of the uterus is removed, but the cervix is left in place.